Feature-packed, stylish and compact
The IXUS 125 HS is easy-to-use, slim and stylish. The sleek, metal body is packed with Canon features enabling you to capture great shots, effortlessly. Canon’s HS System and Intelligent IS ensure your images are sharp, clear and vibrant whatever the light conditions, whilst Full HD movies allow you to capture all the action in perfect detail.
- Beautiful, slim, metal body
- 16.1 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
- Canon’s HS System, featuring a DIGIC 5 processor, for excellent low-light performance
- Optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS
- 24 mm, 5x optical zoom lens
- Full HD movies (1080p) and HDMI-CEC
- Large 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD screen (460k dots)
- Smart Auto with Advanced Scene Detection for great results in 58 different default situations
- Face ID can recognise and prioritise your family and friends
- High-speed shooting functions including High-speed Burst, Super Slow Motion Movie and Handheld Night Scene
- Movie Digest records 4 seconds before each shot to create a bonus movie
- Optional waterproof case
Striking IXUS design
The IXUS 125 HS combines striking design with advanced Canon features - the result is a camera that looks stunning, captures exceptional images and is easy to use. The beautiful metal body is sure to impress and its slim, compact design makes it perfect for slipping into your pocket or bag.
Capture the scene exactly as you see it with Canon’s HS System
The power of Canon’s HS System comes from the combination of the 16.1 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon’s advanced DIGIC 5 processor. The HS System gives incredibly high image quality in all light conditions and enables the camera to capture a wider dynamic range, reducing over-exposure of highlighted areas and loss of detail in the shadows. This means that you can preserve your memories in perfect detail, whether in stills or video.
Outstanding results in low light
Canon’s HS System truly excels in low light conditions. It can often be challenging to capture well exposed subjects inside against dark backgrounds, or outside in low light; the flash range is often not sufficient to light up the background but turning it off can cause blurring from the instability of handheld shooting. Canon’s HS System reduces the camera’s reliance on flash in low-light situations - background illumination is improved, dark areas are reduced, and camera shake is controlled, maintaining complete image clarity and eliminating blur. As a result you can capture great low-light images without needing to use the flash as often.
Less noise, clearer detail
The HS System allows for significant noise reduction at all ISO levels while maintaining accurate colours and crisp detail, allowing the camera to capture the natural ambience of dimly-lit environments without the flash. Shots are striking and detailed, with the 16.1 Megapixel sensor capturing more than enough detail to reproduce images onto large poster-sized formats.
Blur-free images whatever the situation
The IXUS 125 HS benefits from Canon’s Intelligent IS technology. Whether you’re shooting stills or movies, Intelligent IS automatically identifies the shooting situation and then selects the most appropriate type of optical image stabilization from 7 modes. For example, when capturing a close-up of a flower the camera will automatically select Macro IS with Hybrid IS technology, but then it will automatically switch to Powered IS when filming distant subjects with the zoom. This allows you to focus on framing the image you want, safe in the knowledge that the camera is working to eliminate as much camera shake as possible, even if you need to move with your scene.
Exceptional lens quality
The IXUS 125 HS benefits from Canon’s class-leading lens technology. It boasts a 24 mm wide-angle lens, allowing you to fit more in the frame – perfect for group shots. Plus, the 5x optical zoom enables you to get up close and personal, even with distant subjects.
In addition to the optical zoom, the IXUS 125 HS also features Canon’s advanced digital zoom technology, ZoomPlus. This extends the camera’s overall zoom range to 10x, without losing sharpness and detail in the image as a conventional digital zoom would.
Fast-paced, full High Definition movies
For moments that are best caught on video, the IXUS 125 HS offers advanced video performance with the capability to record Full HD movies at 1080p with HDMI-CEC compatibility ensuring optimum playback on High Definition televisions. The 5x optical zoom is also available during filming, allowing you to get really close to the action, plus Smart Auto can detect 21 different types of scene, ensuring it looks just as you see it.
Large, high quality display
The IXUS 125 HS features a large 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD. This high quality 460k dot screen makes framing and reviewing images easy, even from difficult angles or in bright light. Meanwhile, the outer layer of toughened scratch resistant glass ensures that the display has extra durability.
Effortless shooting, superb results
When you're taking photographs, the only thing you want to think about is your subject, so Canon’s Smart Auto mode removes the worry of deciding which settings to select. It enables the camera to intelligently select the appropriate settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
In Smart Auto mode, Canon’s Advanced Scene Detection Technology automatically analyses shooting conditions – detecting people, distance, brightness, colour and movement information – then selects the perfect setting from 58 specially defined scenes. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset or friends in the park you can be confident you're getting the perfect image.
Smart Auto is also more than just scene detection. It allows the camera to identify moving subjects to ensure the focus and exposure are always correct. For sharp close-ups the camera automatically switches to Macro mode and Smart Flash Exposure optimises exposure and flash controls to ensure your subject is perfectly lit whilst dark and light areas are accurately reproduced.
Additionally, Multi-area White Balance correction enables incredibly accurate colour reproduction. For example, usually when shooting indoors where the subject is lit by flash and the background is illuminated by artificial lighting, the multiple light sources can distort the colours in the image. But Canon’s Multi-area White Balance correction eliminates this problem so that the natural skin tones of the subject are retained, whilst the colours in the background also remain true-to-life.
Prioritise your family and friends
Face ID allows you to register up to 12 faces with names and birthdays so that the camera can automatically prioritise these individuals in every shot. Once the faces have been registered, Smart Auto uses the information to prioritise focus on these faces, regardless of how many other subjects are in the frame. This ensures that the camera always captures the best possible images of the people who are most important to you. It also makes it easy to search for photographs of specific friends or family members when you play back your images.
Additionally, Face ID uses the birthdays that you register to work in conjunction with Smart Auto to enable you to take better photographs in a range of different situations. For example, if Smart Auto detects a baby (0 – 2 years old) in the frame that is smiling it will automatically take multiple images and then select the best image for you.
The high-sensitivity CMOS sensor also offers the capability to shoot at super high speeds which provides excellent benefits in a range of situations.
In High-speed Burst mode the IXUS 125 HS can effectively capture fast-moving subjects, so whether you’re shooting sports events or everyday life in motion you will never miss a moment of the action.
Super Slow Motion Movie
Super Slow Motion Movie mode slows down fast-moving subjects by capturing QVGA resolution video at a staggering 240 frames per second (VGA resolution at 120fps) - which can then be played back at normal speed for a spectacular slow motion effect. This is perfect for analysing a golf swing, recording a bird in flight or just for a bit of fun. The software included with the camera supports multi-speed playback, allowing you to view your footage both at real or slow motion speed.
Handheld Night Scene
Handheld Night Scene mode allows you to capture clear, detailed night scenes. With this mode selected the camera takes consecutive high speed shots and then combines the image data into a single image, ensuring the best possible exposure with the least amount of blur – perfect for handheld shots taken at night.
Capture everything with the Movie Digest feature
Unique to Canon cameras, Movie Digest allows you to create an HD quality (720p) quality film telling the story behind the images you’ve captured that day. Every time a still image is captured, the preceding 4 seconds is automatically recorded as a movie clip - these are then automatically collated into one complete video showing the highlights of the day.
The IXUS 125 HS is compatible with a range of optional accessories including a waterproof case (WP-DC330L) which provides water-resistance down to 3 metres making it the perfect photography accessory for taking photos whilst snorkelling or just for the additional protection it offers against the elements.
Digital Camera IXUS 125 HS;Wrist Strap WS-800;Battery Pack NB-11L;Battery Charger CB-2LDE;AC Cable;Interface Cable IFC-400PCU;User Manual Kit.